Grade 3

Nikki Kastner

Nikki Kastner earned a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University where she also earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. This is her 30th year of teaching in a Catholic school. Mrs. Kastner’s favorite thing about teaching is watching the children grow and gain more confidence in themselves by experiencing success. The smile she sees when they have reached their goal is amazing to her! She also loves teaching in a Catholic School so she can share her spirituality and faith with her students.  Mrs. Kastner and her family are parishioners at Holy Spirit.

Mrs. Kastner lives in Jenison with her husband Ken.  She has two grown children, Kevin and Katie. Mrs. Kastner comes from a long line of teachers including her great-grandmother, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and both parents. Her son Kevin is following in those footsteps and teaches at Jenison Public Schools.

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Paul Debri

Mr. Paul Debri is in his second year of teaching at Holy Spirit after retiring from Wyoming Public Schools. He originally grew up on the northeast side of Grand Rapids where he attended Blessed Sacrament and graduated from Catholic Central. From there he went on to earn his teaching degrees from Western Michigan University (bachelor’s degree) and Aquinas College (master’s degree).

Paul’s free time is spent watching and attending sporting events, and he also enjoys reading non-fiction books. He appreciates all the great things the westside has to offer and is a self described “foodie” with a passion for grilling. Mr. Debri continues to look forward to teaching, learning, and growing with the Holy Spirit community!

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Welcome Third Graders

What a great year we are going to have! Cursive writing, multiplication and division, animal reports and learning all about the state of Michigan.

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